OnePlus 7 renders show off the phone's cameras and its three color options

OnePlus 7 renders show off the phone's cameras and its three color options
The eagerly awaited OnePlus 7 is going to feature a pretty high screen-to-body ratio thanks to the 16MP pop-up selfie camera that the device will sport. That feature, as well as the vertically mounted triple camera setup on the back of the phone, are clearly seen in new renders of the handset printed by GizChina. The OnePlus 7 is expected to be released some time in May.

Earlier this month an etailer prematurely posted a listing for the OnePlus 7, which included the handset's specs. So, we expect to see the phone carry a 6.5-inch AMOLED display, powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. Consumers can choose a model with 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage, or one with 12GB of memory and 256GB of storage. The triple camera setup on back will include a 48MP primary camera, a 20MP camera and a 5MP camera. There is a chance that Oppo's 10X lossless zoom will also be included; the two companies are brothers from the same corporate parent.

The remaining specs include a nice sized 4000mAh battery that charges quickly, thanks to the 44W Dash charging system. OnePlus touts the in-display fingerprint scanner, which it calls Screen Unlock, as the fastest on any handset. Android 9 Pie will be pre-installed along with the company's OxygenOS 9 UI. And apparently, the OnePlus 7 will start at $569.

We would imagine that given the success of the OnePlus-T-Mobile partnership, which has done quite well moving out units of the OnePlus 6T, we will see the OnePlus 7 offered by the nation's third largest carrier. This should not be overlooked because right now, OnePlus is the only Chinese phone manufacturer offering a high-end phone through a major U.S. carrier. U.S. lawmakers have branded both Huawei and ZTE as national security threats, and the U.S.-China trade war has helped the relationship between both countries deteriorate. Interestingly, the success of OnePlus in the states has led Oppo to declare last month that it is planning on invading the U.S. This isn't happening right away, but as soon as Oppo feels secure in Europe.

Starting at $569, the OnePlus 7 will be a "flagship killer"


But we digress. Returning to the OnePlus 7, it will come in three colors, Black, Purple and Gray. All three colors are shown in the new renders. If you haven't been following along, the OnePlus 7 will not support 5G connectivity. That task is reserved for the OnePlus 5G; however, OnePlus founder and executive Pete Lau has already made it clear that
the company's first 5G effort will not be available in the U.S.

The OnePlus One was unveiled in April 2014 and originally was available only with an invitation. OnePlus did this in order to match supply with demand, to prevent it from building too much inventory. By January 2016, the company scrapped the invite system for the OnePlus X, and the OnePlus 3 hit the marketplace invite-free. The first few models were branded as "flagship killers" by OnePlus because of its high-end specs and low prices. If the premature OnePlus 7 listing does have the legitimate price tag, $569 is quite a good price for such a feature-rich phone.

OnePlus also gets kudos for sending out updates in a timely manner compared to other non-Pixel Android phones. It also has a reputation for adding features found on its newer handsets, to some of its older devices via software updates. And the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, both released in 2016, will soon be updated to Android 9 Pie.

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  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh

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24 Comments

1. rsiders

Posts: 1989; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Wasn't OnePlus the only Chinese manufacturer actually caught doing shady stuff with users information and they're allowed in the US? Someone correct me if I'm wrong. That said, the OnePlus 7 looks like a beast.

3. blingblingthing

Posts: 979; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

None to my knowledge. I believe Blu was the one that was mishandling user data.

13. mootu

Posts: 1537; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

OnePlus were caught mishandling user data, then there was the credit card incidents.

7. Cat97

Posts: 1969; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Yes it was. This being said, I own an OnePlus 6, it's just great value and I don't think they can afford to do something like that again after the bad publicity.

2. Rocket

Posts: 697; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Give me a Black/Blue OP7 pls.

4. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

a 6-inch display version and i'll buy it

19. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

Same, I sold my 6T and got the regular S10 because of the size

23. newton296

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 25, 2019

6.5 inch screen is more like a tablet . tablets are commonly 7 inch screens . I need a phone that fits in my packet without being so heavy it I need a belt to keep my pants on lol ! how about a 5.8 inch model ? thats more then big enough for a phone.

24. michaelny2001

Posts: 340; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

it's not, same size as any other smaller phone, but there are no bezels. larger screen, same form factor

5. A_A_A

Posts: 226; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

They would better put back 3.5 mm jack and made more compact size . OnePlus phones are getting more and more niche devices with every new iteration.

8. iloveapps

Posts: 909; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

What’s a 3.5mm jack?

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The source where devices poop out uninterrupted, lag and distortion free audio signals through a wired listening device called earphones.

10. D34ever

Posts: 236; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

I agree. Omitting the jack only benefits the wireless merchants and no one else. OP's reason for not having the jack was pure BS. Didn't make sense at all. Guess they just want their phone to be another iPhone clone.

12. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

nah. I want them to do a 7" screen version.

17. A_A_A

Posts: 226; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Buy a tablet with 3G )))

6. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

Hi Phonearena Team, i want to correct you.. you wrote Camera instead of Battery (The remaining specs include a nice sized 4000mAh camera that charges quickly)

9. OneLove123

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I'll wait for the oneplus 7t, since I have the 6t.

11. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

if this is the real price, $569, then it's a day 1 buy from me.

14. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I so want a 4000mah camera! That sh1t would go off !

22. CableTelcontar

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

4000mah camera?

15. Juarizs

Posts: 48; Member since: Jan 22, 2019

Looks like a very generic phone.. 1+ should start innovating and should make a smaller phone

16. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

I m more worried about the placement of pop out camera. Someone from 1+ does not like symetry. Not buying because of that weird placement

18. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

The pop-up front camera doesnt bother me at all since i rarely use the front camera, maybe a few times a month for the occasional video calls. I really wish that they would make a 6.1in and a 6.4/6.5in version like Google, Samsung and Apple. The oneplus 6/6T was just a little bigger then i would like so i settled on the Galaxy s10. The one thing they need is an HDR 1440p display and that phone would be perfect.

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The hidden front camera is, in a way, better for us who don't take selfies often. I'm still on OP3 and preparing for a new device. Thought of S10+ but it's too expensive for someone like me, but I also want a phone with headphone jack. And I also have a feeling that OP7 won't come with a headphone input. Chosing phones has never been this hard.

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